Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dr. Birch Honored for 30 Years of Service

Dr. John Birch was honored with a certificate for 30 years of service as Chair of the Brandon Carrell, M.D., Medical Library Committee, 1984 -2014. The library had only been in existance about 5 years when he assumed the role. During thirty years the library has moved from a focus on print materials managed using a typewriter through computers to email, free MEDLINE, an online catalog, and electronic journals and books.

Dr. Birch especially enjoyed working with the Historical Collection, which features a ccpy of the Nicholas Andry work L’Orthop├ędie from 1741, and a digital version of the 1824 John Shaw Engravings book that illustrates On the Nature and Treatment of the Distortions to Which the Spine and Bones of the Chest Are Subject.

Mrs. Marsha Kemp was also honored for 16 years of service on the committee.

Dr. Amy McIntosh is the new Chair of the Medical Library Committee.